Intex Aqua Fish – first phone with Sailfish OS launched in India
Even in 2014 we saw that Jolla has partnered with retailer Indian Snapdeal to sell smartphones with Sailfish OS running factory. Unfortunately, the project had to be postponed due to lack of interest of manufacturers in an unknown system, something that the company formed by Nokia’s former employees sought corrected with the release of version 2.0 software in September last year.
Now, here it finally reaches the country’s first smartphone with the platform, being an entry model developed in partnership with local manufacturer Intex Technologies, one of the largest in India. The device has a look quite interesting, recalling the prototypes demonstrated by the Jolla during the announcement of its operating system, which indicates that collaboration between the two companies was closer than previously thought.
The device was called Aqua Fish, thus seeking to emphasize the operating system and can be found only in orange. This tone together with its black front creates an interesting set for the price range in which it is located, allowing it to be easily confused with more expensive models. If you want something more discreet, however, it may take a while, since to date no comment about other color options was released by the company.
Technical specifications Intex Aqua Fish
As stated, the Aqua Fish comes to the input market, being a good option for those who want to start in the world of smartphones and want to give a chance to another system other than Android or Windows 10 Mobile. Still, even that does not have an extremely powerful hardware the device promises an above average performance, since it has a completely different optimization than we have in rival systems.
- IPS LCD screen of 5 inches with a resolution HD (720 x 1280 pixels)
- Chipset Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 Quad-core with maximum clock rate of 1.3 GHz
- 2 GB of RAM
- 16 GB of space for internal storage, expandable via microSD card up to 32GB
- 8-megapixel main camera with LED flash and autofocus, capable of recording videos in HD 720p
- 2-megapixel front camera capable of recording videos in HD 720p
- FM radio
- Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Compatible with 4G LTE networks
- Accelerometer, light sensor and proximity sensor
- Dimensions of 142.4 x 72 x 9.6 mm
- Weight 150 g
- 2500 mAh battery
- OS Sailfish OS 2.0
Aqua Fish goes on sale today through eBay India for the suggested amount of approximately US $ 80. At some point in the coming weeks, it will also be available through Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal of the country, but there is still no date concrete for this to occur.